Spathantheum intermedium

Bonaventure W Magrys magrysbo at SHU.EDU
Tue Nov 4 00:32:54 CET 2003

Hi Arno, Wilbert, and all,
Nice images on the gallery of this flower. Kinda reminds me of my
Synandrospadix vermitoxus. How closely related?
My S.v. grows in a pot here outdoors zone 7 for the summer. We just had the
lightest of a touch of frost. Burned a few leaf edges and left the leaves a
bit limp. Same on my outdoors in-ground Amorphs. So I'll do what I did last
winter, toss the pot and all in the basement with no water and when the
leaves dry down, yank them out. I checked the tuber, nice and large, almost
grapefruit sized. It'll tell me when its ready to regrow in the
spring/early summer and when it does I'll bring it back out, give it some
fresh compost, and enjow the leaves and blossoms as they shoot out.
BTW I only dig out my large grapefruit to cantalope sized Amorph. konjac,
yunnanense, bulbifer, and dunnii tubers so they don't rot. But I'd think
they'd survive a foot underground with mulch on top anyways. I know
numerous offsets have and have formed thickets in the original spots.
Now if I could get those damn Kaichen high altitude Ariseama
wilsonii/elephas/dilitatum who-knows-whats-they-are not to rot!....
Bonaventure Magrys
New Jersey USA
getting ready for possible -10F nights again!

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